A LIBRARIAN AT EVERY TABLE
February 1, 2005. No. 244.
Sources & Sites for Community Building.
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History
sets the annual theme for Black History Month. The 2005 theme is The Niagra Movement: Black Protest Reborn.
Vivian G. Harsh, the first African American librarian in the Chicago Public Library System, began a "Special Negro Collection" which is the largest African American history and literature collection in the U.S. Midwest.
Some important public library collections:
- Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature. Carter G. Woodson Regional Library. Chicago Public Library.
- Schomburg Center for Black Culture. New York Public Library.
- Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.
- African-American Research Library and Cultural Center. Broward County Library, Florida.
- African-American Museum and Library at Oakland. Okaland Public Library, CA.
Henrietta M. Smith
Coretta Scott King Awards: 1970-2004. American Library Association, 2004.